A set of seventy-one famille rose dishes and chargers . Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

each decorated with two birds perched on flowering branches, below shaped floral and foliate borders and café-au-lait glazed rims, comprising: seventy-one dishes and chargers in various sizes together with four other famille rose saucers, with minor rim chips. smallest dishes: 23cm. diameter, largest chargers: 38.5cm. diameter. Estimate 8,000—12,000 EUR

Sotheby's. Furniture, Clocks, Silver, Ceramics and Decorative Arts. 29 Oct 08. Amsterdam. Photo courtesy Sotheby's. www.sothebys.com